New York Times names Dean Baquet as new executive editor

New York Times names Dean Baquet as new executive editor

Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times, is unexpectedly leaving the position and will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the newspaper, the company said Wednesday.

Baquet, 57, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and a former editor of the Los Angeles Times, will become the first African-American executive editor at The New York Times.

β€œIt is an honor to be asked to lead the only newsroom in the country that is actually better than it was a generation ago,” he said, β€œone that approaches the world with wonder and ambition every day.”

[NYT]